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Tim Elam: Crater Lake, Oregon and other Volcanic Lakes of the World
Tim Elam: Crater Lake, Oregon and other Volcanic Lakes of the World

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Bakersfield

Tim Elam: Crater Lake, Oregon and other Volcanic Lakes of the World

Join geologist and former Crater Lake Park Ranger Tim Elam for a photographic presentation about crater lakes of the world.

Time & Location

May 21, 2023, 1:30 PM

Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA

About the Event

CRATER LAKE, OREGON AND OTHER VOLCANC LAKES OF THE WORLD

APRIL 15, 2023

1:30 PM

Crater Lake, Oregon is a stunningly beautiful location that has a fascinating geologic history. A large volcano, Mt. Mazama, erupted and collapsed 7700 years ago. This left a void (a caldera) that was quickly filled by rain and snow, which we now see as Crater Lake. The eruption that caused the collapse of Mt. Mazama was 100 times more powerful than the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, Washington.

Crater Lake is the second deepest lake in North America. The remnant rock of the 390,000 years that the volcano grew are now exposed in the walls of the caldera. Crater Lake is the centerpiece of one of America’s oldest National Parks.

But there are about 85 other “crater lakes” in the world. Each is a unique feature. Some have water that is red or green or brown, due to chemicals. Some are dangerous, because of acidic waters, gases, or flood potential. But some, such as Yellowstone Lake in Wyoming, are beautiful and inviting like Crater Lake, Oregon.

Join geologist and former Crater Lake Park Ranger Tim Elam for a photographic presentation about crater lakes of the world.

The presentation will be informal, and no geologic background is necessary to enjoy the event.

There will be no extra charge to attend this event…just the normal Museum admittance fee.

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